Updated Closure Information

Hello Sage Ortho Patients, Friends and Families,

On April 7th, the state of emergency in Michigan was extended through April 30th.  This mandates that Sage Orthodontics is to remain closed until the state of emergency has been lifted.  

If you have a scheduled appointment through April 30th, our office will contact you to cancel.  All cancelled appointments will be rescheduled once we are able to return to work.  We will be reviewing cancelled appointments and will contact you if we are able to provide virtual treatment during our closure.

At this time, the authorities permit us to see true dental emergencies only. A true dental emergency is characterized by severe pain, trauma, infection or swelling.  Unfortunately, broken brackets, missing colors, broken wires, etc are NOT deemed a true emergency even if your teeth shift towards their original position.  

If you are having an orthodontic issue that causes you concern, it is best to take a picture of the area and email it to drsage@sageorthodontics.com so we can review and instruct you on how to handle it.  If you are experiencing a true emergency as outlined above, call the office at 269-327-0760 and press 5 to be forwarded directly to Dr. Sage.

If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, please email us at drsage@sageorthodontics.com or leave a message on our office voicemail by calling 269-327-0760.  We will be checking these regularly during normal business hours.  

To all of my patients with appliances in their mouths:  PLEASE keep up with excellent brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use to maintain oral health and prevent white spot staining or cavities.  

Please follow our “foods to avoid” list and take extra care not to break anything in your mouth at this time.

For those in braces:  Please know that many wires and elastics that we use remain active for long periods of time so even if you are not seen during this closure, your teeth will still be moving in the right direction. 

If you are wearing rubber bands: Continue wearing them as directed at your last appointment.  If you need more rubber bands, email us at drsage@sageorthodontics.com with the address where you want them mailed and we will send more to you.  

Please take care of your retainers during this time!  If your retainer becomes lost or broken, we may not be able to replace it until we are cleared to return to work even if your teeth begin to shift.

For those in Invisalign:  Continue wearing your trays and elastics as directed.  When you get to the last tray you have, please email us at drsage@sageorthodontics.com.  If all you need is more trays to continue treatment (no tooth reshaping or attachment changes needed), we will request a set of intraoral pictures or a video check-up prior to sending you your next trays.  

I am so bummed that I can’t see all of you during this time.  Thank you for your understanding. Stay healthy! Stay home! Stay Strong!  Brush Your Teeth! We’ll all get through this together.  

Dr. Jamie Sage